14 spot ladybird

14 spot ladybird

Observation - 14 spot ladybird - UK and Ireland. Description: Tiny ladybird - 3mm - This one comes in many shades - but never red and black! It is said that,if handled, they exude orange liquid from their joints. A form of controlled bleeding which stains the hands and is very pungent. But I've never experienced th

Tiny ladybird - 3mm - This one comes in many shades - but never red and black!
It is said that,if handled, they exude orange liquid from their joints. A form of controlled bleeding which stains the hands and is very pungent. But I've never experienced this myself!